An analysis of the possibility of incitement charges against Trump that doesn't even mention the Brandenburg criteria is either poorly researched or dishonest. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2021/01/07/donald-trump-rudy-giuliani-capitol-riots-mob-criminal-charges/6588112002/
The Babylon Bee is the only publication that has this story right
Google Play Store bans Parler. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/parler-google-play-suspension-for-failure-to-moderate-posts-that-incite-violence/
People are pressured to "distance" from their opponents, meaning not to regard them fully as people, not to defend their rights when they're treated unjustly, not to point out false and exaggerated accusations. People who don't follow this demand are regarded as defective members of the group and may themselves be "distanced" from.
Statement by Libertarian National Committee Chair: “This is not patriotism. This is not protesting. This is reprehensible violence and aggression and needs to stop now. We hope safety for all those who work in the Capitol.”
We're rapidly coming back to the pre-2016 state of affairs, where the left will be the main threat in American politics. I've been told I should "distance" myself from Trump, which apparently means I shouldn't object to abuses of power and law intended to strike back at him. Oh, well, we just have to dust off our Obama-era notes.
New song on SoundCloud: "Frieda's Quest." "There's an insanity in the world..." https://soundcloud.com/garym03062/friedas-quest
Cut-and-paste journalism: In researching an article on the USB-C market, I'm finding page after page with statements like " the Type C USB Chargers market will register an xx% CAGR in terms of revenue, the global market size will reach $ xx million by 2025, from $ xx million in 2020." Those x's are actually in the article!! They're just blindly copying each other, not caring that they're saying nothing.
The Department of Veterans Affairs is engaging in overt racial discrimination in distributing COVID-19 vaccine. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/minority-veterans-to-receive-priority-for-coronavirus-vaccines-1.654624
Pence is outraged by the suggestion that he has some remaining shred of integrity. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/10/pence-team-slams-fake-never-trump-lincoln-project-ad-disgrace/
There it is. No way the politically influential police would be able to resist the honey pot that is coronavirus tracing app location data. I expect this to start happening in many other countries (if it hasn’t already).
To encourage people to enrol, Singaporean authorities promised the data would never be used for any other purpose, saying “the data will never be accessed, unless the user tests positive for Covid-19 and is contacted by the contact tracing team”.
But Minister of State for Home Affairs Desmond Tan told parliament on Monday that it can in fact also be used “for the purpose of criminal investigation”.
Judge rejects Assange extradition on narrow grounds. https://reason.com/2021/01/04/u-k-judge-rejects-assange-extradition-but-its-no-win-for-freedom-of-the-press/
This week's book discussion post: Joseph Campbell's _The Hero with a Thousand Faces_. https://garymcgath.com/wp/hero-with-1000-faces/
Trump demands that Georgia secretary of state "find 11,780 votes." https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-insists-he-won-georgia-in-call-with-state-election-official-urges-him-to-find-votes-report
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